Blog posts from October, 2011

New products in stock, New Sign above the Door

New Sign above our doorWe`ve had a busy few weeks again at National Event Supply. After renaming our company back in the spring we finally got around to changing our building signage. The next time you drop by be sure to take good look at our new overhead sign. The sign looks fantastic, if we do say so ourselves. A big thanks to Bob at Whitehorse Signs for helping us make the changes in a cost effective manner. Bob was extremely professional and made sure we kept the proper balance with all the removals and additions that were made to the sign.

We also received a number of shipments in the last week which has helped our inventory position quite dramatically. Last year it was our NES Reliable 8ft rectangular Plastic folding tables that we couldn’t keep in stock, this year it’s been our NES Reliable 6ft rectangular Plastic folding tables. They have been flying off our warehouse shelves just as fast as we’ve been able to get them in. We have finally caught up with the increase in demand and should have lots of all sizes of Plastic folding tables available for the busy fall season.

Black on Grey Plastic Folding Chair

After the early summer mix-up from our supplier where they shipped us Black on Grey plastic folding chairs, we once again have a good supply of our NES Reliable Black on Black plastic folding chairs back in stock. For those Customers where the colour isn’t a big deal, we still have a few Black on Grey chairs available at the special price of $10.00/chair. They come with our 2 year material and manufacturing warranty and at this price it is almost a 30% discount off our everyday great value prices. They won’t last much longer so be sure to give us a call if you are interested.


Square Melamine Bowl

Finally we have also expanded our line of great looking melamine products. These products offer the clean good looks that come with porcelain, but are significantly more durable. After speaking with a number of our catering and rental customers we kept hearing they needed a large bowl that could handle rougher use than our very popular 14” Round Porcelain bowl. We're proud to offer this bowl to all of our customers and hope that it meets their needs.


Alberta Foodservice Expo 2011 Wrap-Up

Alberta Foodservice ExpoWe just got back from two days of exhibiting at the Alberta Foodservice Expo which was held in the BMO Centre on the grounds of the world renowned Calgary Stampede. Albertans came from all over the province to visit the show. We met with Leanne from the Longshots Sports Bar and Lounge from Fort McMurray, Donald from the Wok Box in Grand Prairie and places I had never heard of before like Greg who is from the Cactus Pub & Grill in Picture Butte, Alberta. Of course there was lots of visitors to our booth from Calgary in attendance and a number made the trip down from Edmonton.

Alberta Foodservice Expo 2011 Narry SainiThe highlight of the show came when Narry Saini wanted to borrow some National Event Supply plating dishes for his food presentation in the Cooking Competition held during the show. Narry is an Executive Chef with Oh! Canada Restaurant & Bar in Calgary and is also on the board of the Calgary Academy of Chefs & Cooks.

Will (Stayer) and myself had a great time meeting everyone at the show and particularly enjoyed the fresh home-made muffins that Duane from Pearson’s Berry Farm brought around to us just around lunch time on Monday. Duane was one of the fresh and local exhibitors who was just across from our booth. Their Muffins are to die for.

We are looking forward to returning in 2012. There is a possibility it may alternate to Edmonton for 2012 which would give our Northern Alberta customers an easier opportunity to see our products on display as well as meet some of our staff at the show.

On a side note, if you are planning a trip to Calgary, I highly recommend staying at the Westways Guest House. This bed and breakfast is just a 10-minute walk to the south entrance of the Stampede Grounds and is close to downtown as well. There are some great walking paths that travel alongside the Elbow River that are only minutes away from the house and the Calgary Arts District is also very close by. And the breakfast you are provided with in the morning is just amazing. Don and Ross were helping out Jonathan who was away on vacation and the service they provided was just fabulous. Great place to stay and great prices too!